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     Alak Kumar Patra

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Department of Civil Engineering
Supervisor(s)  Dr Nilanjan Mitra
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2012 :: In progress
AddressNC 102, VSRC, IIT Kharagpur, India, Kharagpur 721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur (Presently IIEST Shibpur)Structural Engineering2011
BEJadavpur UniversityCivil Engineering1999

Research Areas
  • Fracture Mechanics of Sandwich Composite
  • Delamination Fracture in Sandwich Composite Panels-Detection and mitigation
  • Real-time Detection of Interface delamination crack propagation in Sandwich panels with FBG sensors

  • Research
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sandwich Composite
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Real-time Detection of Interface delamination crack propagation in Sandwich panels with FBG sensors
  • Smart Scan Interrogator
  • Fiber Optic Bragg Grating Sensors
  • Single mode-Multimode-Single mode system for Health Monitoring of Composite Structures
  • Yokogawa model no. 6319 Optical Spectrum Analyzer
  • Fracture Characterization including Mixed Mode Bending Equipments for Sandwich Composites
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy,High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • LEICA EM Trim, LEICA EMFCS Ultra Microtome
  • Ultrasonic Liquid Processor,Vacmobile vacuum pump,VRI Technology,Vacuum and Hot air oven curing
  • Bruel and Kjaer Modal Analysis Equipments-Impact hammer IEPE accelerometer Spectrum Analyzer
  • Structural Engineering
  • UTM both quasi static and cyclic loading
  • Rectangular Plate Analysis by Finite Strip Method
  • MatLab, Fortran,Abaqus,Origin, CAD, STAAD,Photoshop,PULSE Labshop,MEscope VES, Smartsoft SSI v3.2.0

  • SRF, IIT Kgp, Sep14 to Jul16, ISRO spon Res Proj-Real time detection of face/core debond initiation and interfacial delamination propagation morphology in sandwich composite panels using FBG sensors.
  • SRF at IIT Kgp, Sept 2011 to Oct 2014, Dept of Sc and Tech, India sponsored research project-Improving mechanical performance and delamination resistance in sandwich composite panels.

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Space Research Organization sponsored Research Projject, Sep 2014 to Jul 2016.
  • Full Financial Assistance from IIT Kharagpur for oral presentation of paper accepted in American Society of Composites 30th Tecnical Conference 2015 at Michigan State University, USA.
  • Financial Assistance from IIT Kharagpur for poster presentation of paper in 17th European Conference on Composite Materials 2016 at ICM, Munich, Germany.
  • Financial Assistance from Dept of Sci and Technology India for oral presentation of paper in American Society of Composites 31st Technical Conference 2016 at Williamsburg Lodge, Virginia,USA.
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Dept of Sci and Tech, India sponsored Research Projject, Sep 2011 to Oct 2014.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE Scholarship, MHRD, Govt of India from 2009 to 2011.

Papers Published in Journals
  • Interface fracture of sandwich composites- Influence on MWCNT sonicated epoxy resin. by Patra, A., and Mitra, N. Composites Science and Technology (Impact Factor 3.897) 101, 94-101. (2014)
  • Dynamic performance of sandwich composite plates with hole cut-out- A mixed experimental-numerical study by Mondal, S., Patra, A.K., Chakraborty, S. and Mitra, N. Composite Structures 131, 479-489. (2015)
  • Mixed mode Fracture of Sandwich Composites-Performance improvement with Multi walled Carbon nanotube sonicated resin by Alak Kumar Patra and Nilanjan Mitra Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials (Impact Factor 2.852) June 29,2016, doi1099636216656485 (2016)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Influence of multi walled carbon nano tube on mixed mode fracture of sandwich composites. by Patra, A.K., and Mitra, N. American Society for Composites 30th Annual Technical conference, Michigan, USA, September 2015. Paper No. 1642 (2015)
  • Influence of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube on Interfacial Fatigue Performance of glass epoxy polyvinyl chloride core Sandwich Composite., paper no 1105. by Alak. K. Patra, N.Mitra 31st American Society for Composites Technical Conference 2016 held at Williamsburg Lodge, Virginia, U 2016 (2016)
  • Numerical Experimental study on Influence of Multi walled Carbon Nanotube on Interface Fracture of Sandwich Composite. by Alak K Patra and Nilanjan Mitra Proceedings of European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 17) 2016 2016 (2016)

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